LEO: How Do I - Setup Group and Section Restrictions for Discussion Forums or Topics (Faculty)

You can restrict a forum or topic so that it is only accessible to members of a specific group or section. This enables you to:

  • Create group discussion areas where members of a group can collaborate on assignments or discuss course material in small teams.
  • Create separate forums or topics for each section in a course offering.

NOTE: You must create groups or sections before you can set forum and topic restrictions.

Restrict a single forum or topic:

Step 1

On the Course Home page, click on Discussions from the navigation bar.

Step 2

From the options at the top of he page, select Group and Section Restrictions.

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Step 3

Select a Group or Section Category from the drop-down list.

Step 4

Select the Forum containing the topics you want to restrict or select All Forums from the drop-down list.

Step 5

To restrict a forum or topic to specific groups or sections, select the checkbox in the Restricted column, then select the groups you want to have access to the forum or topic.

Step 6

Click Save.

To open a forum or topic to everyone in the class, clear the check box in the Restricted column and click Save.